IT’S OVER ! GOALS FESTIVAL FOR LYON WHICH WINS 5-2 AGAINST MONTPELLIER!
It’s over at Groupama Stadium! Lyon wins 5-2 against Montpellier and is temporarily 4 points behind Monaco, currently 5th in the standings. We had to win tonight and the Lyonnais won this bet in two stages. Joined after a two-goal lead, OL managed to break again thanks to Aouar (doubled) and Toko Ekambi. This Lyon is not dead for Europe!
AOUAAAAAR FINISH THE WORK!
Despite the whistles, Toko Ekambi continues his efforts! He remains lucid, waits for a partner and gives back to Aouar who finishes the job with a magnificent flat foot! The double for Houssem Aouar!
4 minutes more
There will be four minutes of added time in this game! The Lyon public continues to whistle their players… A bit of a shame when the team wins 4-2!
THE 5-2 BALL FOR LYON!
Another great collective action from Lyon which ends with a deep ball for Moussa Dembélé! He plays his face to face with Omlin but the goalkeeper pushes back!
Yellow card for Gusto
Too much energy from Malo Gusto who takes a yellow card after a tackle from behind on Jordan Ferri!
Lyon supporters whistle the players
Some Lyon supporters are whistling their players and in particular Toko Ekambi! It absolutely does not please the OL player who insults them!
Despite the tired organisms, Lyon keeps control of the ball and projects just as well. Technically, Dembélé, Toko Ekambi and Paqueta are pretty clean.
THE POLLERSBECK STOP!
Overflow from Mollet who centers back on Mavididi and the striker takes over with a flat foot! Pollersbeck repels and captures in two stages!
Yellow card for Boateng
Montpellier counter-attack and with experience, Jerome Boateng, comes to stick a big buffer to Mavididi! It will be a logical yellow card for the German.
Dembele completely misses his shot
Superb ball from Aouar in depth for Malo Gusto who centers perfectly towards Dembélé! The attacker takes his time but his shot is way above!
THE 4TH LYONNAIS BUUUUUUT!
Lyon regains a two-goal lead with play in one touch! Paqueta gives a perfect pass behind the defense to Karl Toko Ekambi who finishes the job with the right foot! 4 to 2 for Lyon!
THE BUUUUUT OF AOUAR!
LYON BACK IN FRONT! Magnificent Lyon action! Dembélé plays well with his back to goal and serves Aouar perfectly who makes the difference on his control! He continues with a strike with the left foot which deceives Omlin!
THE HEADWRAP STRIKE!
At the entrance to the surface, the Brazilian Tete rolls up a magnificent shot with his left foot and forces Omlin to a superb save!
TOKO EKAMBI’S POST!
Lyon plays bad luck with Toko Ekambi who hits the post with his right foot! Omlin was lucky on this one!
ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR LYON!
Lyon continues to assert its dominance with a perfect cross from Gusto on Paqueta which puts the right foot out of balance! Omlin catches the ball!
Great gesture from Lukeba
On a two against one, Wahi sends a marvel of center on an outside of the right foot but Lukeba throws himself and removes the ball!
WHAT A PAQUETA-DEMBÉLÉ COMBINATION!
Double one-two between Dembélé and Paqueta and the Brazilian enters the box! A hook then a second and he continues with a heavy strike! It’s hijacked by Omlin!
IT’S THE BREAK ! PERFECT TIE AND INCREDIBLE SCENARIO AT THE GROUPAMA STADIUM!
It’s halftime! Lyon and Montpellier leave with a score of 2 to 2 after a completely crazy end to the first period! While Lyon was quietly leading 2-0 on goals from Dembélé and Thiago Mendes (or CSC d’Omlin), Montpellier woke up with two goals in quick succession. Wahi first and Savanier on penalty!
SAVANIER EQUALIZES, IT’S EXTRAORDINARY!
But what is happening at Groupama Stadium?! Penalty for Montpellier after a hand in the area, it’s incredible! Savanier will take care of it… and he scores in power, 2 to 2!
Reduction of the score before the Montpellier break! Superb service from Savanier in depth for Wahi who puts the ball between Pollersbeck’s legs! 2 to 1!
THIAGOOO MENDES ON A FREE KICK!
And so a good free kick to come for Lyon at the entrance to the area… Thiago Mendes goes over the wall, takes the bar but Olmin diverts into his goal! It goes, 2 to 0 for OL!
Cozza takes his yellow
Nicolas Cozza takes a yellow card after a very late tackle on Moussa Dembélé! Nothing to say !
What a gesture from Téji Savanier who tries a lob on the 1m95 of Pollersbeck! The Lyon goalkeeper is forced to divert for a corner!
Montpellier goes up the field
The MHSC resumes attacking the Lyon goal but Cabella’s cross is easily captured by Pollersbeck!
Da Silva gives way to Boateng
Damien Da Silva remains on the ground after a muscular problem and will give way to the returning Boateng!
Lyon does the job
With this provisional score, Lyon is 4 points behind Monaco, 5th in the Ligue 1 standings. But we still have to hold out for another sixty minutes!
DEMBÉLÉ OPEN THE SCORE!
Dominator, Lyon finally makes the hole! Dembélé, criticized for his lack of realism, resists two defenders and serves Paqueta as a pivot! The Brazilian gives back with success to Dembélé who concludes with the right foot!
It’s heating up in front of the Lyon goal
Free kick for Montpellier and the ball flies to the far post for Cozza who puts it back in line for Wahi! The attacker throws himself too late and Pollersbeck captures the ball!
Lyon lacks accuracy
Good free kick for Lyon who will put the ball in the box! Tete puts it but it’s directly in the hands of Omlin!
No penalty for Lyon
Suspicion of penalty with a tackle in the surface of Valère Germain on Henrique but it is perfectly executed!
NEW OMLIN STOP!
Not attacked at the entrance to the surface, Aouar tries a cross-shot which is close to deceiving Omlin! It’s hijacked by the Montpellier porter!
Toko Ekambi works well on the left and offers the ball to Paqueta who puts the flat foot! He forces Omlin to a nice stop!
Tete’s shot on target!
Superb ball outing from Lyon with Henrique who goes up the ball! He gives it to Tete who gets on his left foot and continues with a powerful strike… It’s captured by Omlin!
Huge opportunity for Lyon!
Big overflow from Tete who temporizes and serves Paqueta in the race! The brilliant Brazilian crosses strong with the right foot and back but Ferri clears for a corner!
Excellent center of Gusto
What work from Malo Gusto who plays with three Montpellier residents before crossing at the far post for Toko Ekambi! His head is countered!
First strike of the game!
Bad Pollersbeck revival in the middle and Chotard took the opportunity to arm the first strike of the match! It’s next to !
Big effort from Toko Ekambi
First counter of the game with Toko Ekambi who goes all the way up the field but his center does not find Paqueta!
Last chance match in the race for Europe for OL who are facing Montpellier this afternoon!
And here is the composition of OL
Pollersbeck – Gusto, Da Silva, Lukeba, Henrique – Paqueta, Mendes, Aouar – Tetê, Dembélé (c), Toko-Ekambi
Peter Bosz must do without Lopes, Dubois, Denayer, Diomandé, Caqueret, Ndombélé and Cherki, all injured. Aouar, Thiago Mendes are holders in the middle, Gusto in the right side. The attack will be led by Tetê, Toko Ekambi and Dembélé.
And here is the Montpellier composition
Omlin – Souquet, Sakho, Cozza, Oyongo – Ferri, Chotard – Germain, Savanier (c), Cabella – Wahi
LYON-MONTPELLIER, KICK-OFF AT 5 PM!
It’s a bit of a last chance match for OL who host Montpellier at the start of the 34th day of Ligue 1. To hang on to Europe at the end of the season, Lyon must imperatively win. Kick off at 5 p.m.!